Despite crashing out of the ongoing 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, President Bola Tinubu and wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, have commended the Super Falcons, adding that the team will be hosted upon their arrival in the country.
The Super Falcons dominated but fell short as England rode their luck after going down to 10 players as Lauren James was sent off.
The Lionesses knocked Nigeria out of the Women’s World Cup in a last-16 penalty shootout in Brisbane on Monday, with Chloe Kelly scoring the decisive spot-kick after Desire Oparanozie and Michelle Alozie have both missed for the Africans, following a 0-0 draw over 120 thrilling minutes.
In a Tweet after the game, Tinubu hailed the performance of the 11-time champions.
Speaking to reporters, the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, noted that the Falcons played tremendously well and said that the team would be well received.
The 40th-ranked Super Falcons have now bowed out of their ninth World Cup in the round of 16 for the second consecutive time after they were eliminated by Germany in 2019.